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  1. When my father was working in the Middle East, he would write letters and I started collecting the stamps,”_____________Mr. Rasul who has_____________from 95 countries, many displayed on his interactive site.
    1) abandoned, abatement
    2) intermediate, backsliding
    3) recalled ,stamps
    4) straddling , comedown

     5) middlemost, dwindling

    Answer – 3)
    Explanation: recalled ,stamps
    stamps  – bring down (one’s foot) heavily on the ground or on something on the ground.

  2. I will expect all of you to try your level best to_____________this faith and never let their belief in you to be destroyed or_____________,” he exhorted.
    1) desecrated, deviate
    2) intervening, prolong
    3) mainstream, forgotten

    4) benefit, benevolence

    5) vindicate ,diminished

    Answer – 5)
    Explanation: vindicate ,diminished
    vindicate – clear (someone) of blame or suspicion.

  3. The Parrikar government_____________decided to_____________investigations into illegal mining cases through a State police Special Investigation Team (SIT).
    1) preventatives, expedition
    2) recently ,expedite
    3) assistance, attention
    4) favor, furtherance
    5) medial, mezzo
    Answer – 2)
    Explanation: recently ,expedite
    expedite – make (an action or process) happen sooner or be accomplished more quickly. 

  4. The enforcement agencies_____________the vessel, which had 28 crew members on board, including its captain, a Greek national, Preliminary investigations_____________that it was heading to China from Israel.
    1) confronted ,suggested
    2) advancement, advice

    3) compensation, cooperation

    4) diversity,equidistant
    5) divergence, smack

    Answer – 1)
    Explanation: confronted ,suggested
    confronted – come face to face with (someone) with hostile or argumentative intent.

  5. Mr. Goodwin scrunched up a piece of paper and uncomfortably_____________it into his mouth and said: “It is actually a_____________, there are lots of chemicals but I have got to get through the whole thing.”
    1) alleviation, allowance
    2) shoved ,hardback
    3) discrepancy, bounty
    4) disparity,endowment
    5) reaffirmation, deliverance
    Answer – 2)
    Explanation: shoved ,hardback
    shoved – push (someone or something) roughly.
    hardback – a book bound in stiff covers.

  6. The new excise policy is, of course, no surprise as the LDF election_____________had made it clear that it does not favour prohibition and would rather emphasise on voluntary_____________.
    1) confirmation, corroboration
    2) distinction, subordination
    3) departure,deviation
    4) manifesto ,abstinence
    5) digression, discongruity
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation: manifesto ,abstinence
    manifesto – a public declaration of policy and aims, especially one issued before an election by a political party or candidate.
    abstinence – the practice of restraining oneself from indulging in something

  7. He will now have to ensure that the purported positive outcomes, such as revitalising the tourism sector and the hotel industry,_____________employment and ending the_____________of hooch are actualised on the ground.
    1) contrariness,contrast
    2) regard, respect
    3) variability,submission
    4) boosting ,brewing
    5) asymmetry,change
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation: boosting ,brewing
    brewing – make (beer) by soaking, boiling, and fermentation. 

  8. This will go a long way in bringing political_____________to Nepal which, during the last quarter century has gone through a Maoist_____________and transitioned from a monarchy to a republic.
    1) unsteadiness, facilitation

    2) characteristic, contrariety

    3) alteration,anomaly
    4) antithesis, acquiescence
    5) stability ,insurgency

    Answer – 5)
    Explanation: stability ,insurgency
    insurgency – an active revolt or uprising.

  9. The Chennai Corporation often ignores complaints and the common man has learnt to live with such_____________with no time and resources at his_____________to take on the strong contractor-oicials nexus.
    1)  wavering, collaboration
    2) instability, furtherance

    3) indiference ,disposal

    4) aberration, reinforcement
    5) fortune, cooperation

    Answer – 3)
    Explanation: indiference ,disposal
    disposal  – the action or process of getting rid of something.

  10. Scientists have found that a snake_____________can provide a safer alternative to drugs like aspirin that help_____________blood clots in heart disease patients.
    1) insecurity, obedience
    2) dissemblance, compensation
    3) heterogeneity,backing
    4) venom ,prevent
    5) advantage, abetment
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation: venom ,prevent
    venom  – a poisonous substance secreted by animals such as snakes, spiders, and scorpions and typically injected into prey or aggressors by biting or stinging.